Executive Summary: Study “Many cases – few convictions? Sexual exploitation of children through German travelling child sex offenders” Research in Germany, Cambodia and Vietnam
ECPAT Germany (2/09/2016)
Medio: Resumen Ejecutivo (Executive Summary)
Every year, millions of children are estimated to be victims of sexual exploitation worldwide. Some are exploited by tourists or travellers, some are trafficked into sexual exploitation and millions of images of child sexual abuse circulate daily on the internet. Many offenders feel protected through a deceptive anonymity abroad.
For 25 years ECPAT [+], as a global network of non-guvernmental organisations, has been committed to improving criminal law and for intensifying prosecution of travelling child sex offenders on the one hand, and for improving victims support and the protection of children on the other hand.
The report is embedded in the EuropeAid funded project "Don´t look away - be aware & report the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism!" (2012-2015). It involved six ECPAT groups from Austria, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Poland as well as 15 partner organisations from other European and African countries. The overall aim of the project was to improve the protection of vulnerable children especially in tourist destinations from being abused by travelling sex offenders. One outcome of the project was the launching of the reporting mechanism www.nicht-wegsehen.net in coopeeration with the Federal Criminal Police (Bunderskriminalamt) by ECPAT Germany in 2014 as well as the international platform www.reportchilsextourism.org
Between 27/05/2014 and 01/12/2015 ECPAT Germany received a total of 58 messages through the reporting website www.nicht-wegsehen.net, of which 29 were relevant to the issue of sexual exploitation of children. Through a broad campaign in the year 2015, the website became better known to the public, with a significant increase of reports during the campaign period. (información recogida del propio resumen ejecutivo y descargado el pdf en[+]).
ECPAT is the acronym for Ending Child Porography, Child Prostitution and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purpose, www.ecpat.net